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24 Apr

No. In Queensland, the solicitors’ branch of the profession is governed by the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 (ASCR) which does not include provision for the cab-rank rule. Solicitors are free to accept or reject matters without consideration as to the constraints of the rule.

24 Apr

The authorities suggest that it is not necessary for a solicitor to have rendered a bill of costs prior to the transfer of funds from the firm’s trust account to a general account for professional costs. However, it is necessary that solicitors ensure that the authority given in the costs agreement is in fact wide enough to permit such a transfer.

20 Apr

Inadvertent disclosure occurs where we receive material which we know or reasonably suspect to be confidential and we are aware that the material has been disclosed inadvertently.

20 Apr

The Ethics Committee of the Queensland Law Society recommends that lay associates in Queensland who are admitted in an overseas jurisdiction may be held out under one of the following titles as appropriate to their seniority and experience.

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